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5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 16 out of 31
  2. Negative: 10 out of 31

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  1. PaulH
    Sep 1, 2006
    4
    Ok J5 have been one of my favourite groups for some time and I've never had a bad word to say about an album they've released until now. This album has about 4 or 5 decent tracks(although none outstanding) on it but the rest is nowhere near the J5 standard we have all heard in the past. The track with the Dave Matthews band is terrible and should have never been heard by any Ok J5 have been one of my favourite groups for some time and I've never had a bad word to say about an album they've released until now. This album has about 4 or 5 decent tracks(although none outstanding) on it but the rest is nowhere near the J5 standard we have all heard in the past. The track with the Dave Matthews band is terrible and should have never been heard by any living creature never mind included on the album. Now the major problem I have is Brown Girl produced by Scott Storch. This is possibly one of the worst tracks ever to pollute my ears, as far as I'm concerned J5 have lost all credibility by including this track on the album. Scott Storch and J5 may possibly burn for all eternity in the fiery pits of hell for creating such a musical monstrosity. I have liked most J5 albums in the past, Power in Numbers had a couple of dodgy tracks but compared to this new album I would have to say its a masterpiece. I would avoid buying this album unless you're an avid J5 fan. This will do nothing to impress you its just mediocre pop to say the least. I know it must be difficult for the band without Cut Chemist on this album but it just shows you how much of an influence he must have been on their previous releases. J5 make sure the next album is worth the wait and stay clear of talentless guest producers please. Expand
  2. ChadM
    Aug 28, 2006
    5
    Much of the same, if you want to listen to a J5 album, just pick up Power In Numbers. It is a catchier more solid effort, that is not to say that this album is not worth buying, it is just nothing really new, in fact it could be a b-sides to their last effort, because the sound is exactly the same, just not quite as good.
  3. DocB
    Aug 8, 2006
    4
    J5 "jumped the shark" with this one. Loved their previous efforts, but "Feedback" feels hurried and like the product of a lot of strife in the band.
  4. SimonJ
    Sep 25, 2006
    4
    J5 have become what they have always fought against: Mainstream mediocrity.
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Q Magazine
    60
    A return to their roots. [Aug 2006, p.113]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    58
    The guileless, old-school vibe... feels tired. [28 Jul 2006, p.67]
  3. Urb
    30
    We can't blame it all on the puzzling guest appearances because back in the day, J5 would've saved those slip-ups. [Jul/Aug 2006, p.124]